Sunday, November 20, 2011

SILC: Weekly Digest (11/20/11)

Dear SILC Students, Parents, Teachers and Volunteers:

Hope you are all staying warm and safe during the first snow of the season and getting ready for thanks giving. Please note that we do not have SILC next week and we will resume again on December 3rd.

Also note that SILC Mela is also moved out to January 21st. Further details on the SILC Mela will be shared in the coming weeks.

If you are still planning to order $3 pictures from the diwali event, please contact Raj Menon by 26th November. This offer is valid until next saturday only. However, you can order professional pictures until the end of December. Please visit to order any pictures.

Thanks to Krishnan Nambudiripad and the editorial team for bringing out a wonderful news letter. If you have not picked up a copy of it on Diwali event or missed coming to SILC on that day, you can access the news letter at this link or

Answers to last week's Quiz
Here are three quotes on India. Who said these?

[1] Albert Einstein -  "We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made!"

[2] Mark Twain - "India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most artistic materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!"

[3]- Keith Bellows (Editor-in-chief, National Geographic Society)
"There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won't go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. It was as if all my life I had been seeing the world in black and white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor."

This week's Quiz:

What is the significance of "14th November" in India?

Siva Jasthi
Director - Communications
School of India for Languages and Culture
(mobile) 612.217.4821

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